Tarryall wildland fire started by target shooters - Flume

25 Sep 2010 13:55 #1 by Flume editor
Two Colorado Springs residents out for an afternoon of target shooting prior to elk season ended up battling a wildfire started by sparks from a hunting rifle used for practice on Friday afternoon, Sept. 24.

The fire, which eventually reached about 18 acres, was contained as of 10 p.m. Friday.

The two men had been shooting at a coffee can propped against some rocks on a hillside in the Pike National Forest, about 10 miles north of Lake George, in southeastern Park County, on Forest Service Road 212, just off Park County 77, known as the Tarryall Road. For details, go to The Flume's Web site at [url=http://www.theflume.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.theflume.com[/url]

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25 Sep 2010 14:13 #2 by JMC
Thanks for the info.

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26 Sep 2010 20:56 #3 by CC
Interesting story.
We saw this a lot out at Camp Pendleton when my son was there.
A lot of fires were started this way in CA.

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